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Archive for April 2014

Ace Attorney Objection! T-Shirt: Sustained

Ace Attorney Objection! T-Shirt: Sustained
Prove that you’re an Ace Attorney fan with Fangamer’s Objection! t-shirt. Designed by Maximo Lorenzo, the shirt features a silhouette of Phoenix Wright doing what he does best. It also comes with a 1″ button that resembles the game’s all-important attorney’s badge.

Han Solo in Carbonite Rug: Ford under Foot

Han Solo in Carbonite Rug: Ford under Foot
This Han Solo frozen in carbonite rug is perfect for hiding that trap door to your Rancor pit and it will match the real Han frozen on your wall. It really ties the room together.
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Microlab FC60BT 2.1 Speaker System Promises Crystal Clear Sound, Transparent Stands

Microlab FC60BT 2.1 Speaker System Promises Crystal Clear Sound, Transparent Stands
There are plenty of wireless boombox solutions out there, but not all of them deliver great sound. I’ve heard some pretty lame sounds coming of the more affordable speakers, but if you’re looking for a wireless solution for your home, you might want to check out these new speakers from Microlab.

Google Glass Privacy App Spots Security Cameras & Other Glass Users: Soliton Radar

Google Glass Privacy App Spots Security Cameras & Other Glass Users:  Soliton Radar
Modern stealth action video games like the Metal Gear Solid series and the new Deus Ex often have a radar feature that lets you see enemies and cameras, among other things. New media artist Sander Veenhof made a similar app for Google Glass.

PixelBots: Making Things With Light! (And Robots!)

PixelBots: Making Things With Light! (And Robots!)
When I was growing up, one of my favorite toys was the good old Lite Brite. I’m guessing that it was an indication that I would later find myself hopelessly addicted to pixel art. Now, technologists are working on tiny robots which can create Lite Brite style art all on their own.

Virtual Cane Helps Blind People Move Around with Voice Prompts

Virtual Cane Helps Blind People Move Around with Voice Prompts
Last year we saw a robot cane for visually impaired people that warns its user of obstacles with an audible alert. The Virtual Aid for the Visually Impaired or VAVI by grade 10 student Roman Kozak is an even more convenient prototype for a high tech cane.

Parrot AR.Drone Controlled with Head Movement Using Oculus Rift: OculusDrone

Parrot AR.Drone Controlled with Head Movement Using Oculus Rift: OculusDrone
Last year we saw a drone camera system that streamed live 3D video that can be viewed through the Oculus Rift headset. Diego Araos wrote a program that not only lets you use the Rift to view the feed from a Parrot AR.Drone 2’s camera, it also uses control the drone through the headset.

LEGO Titanfall Weapon Replicas: Anti-Minifig Guns

LEGO Titanfall Weapon Replicas: Anti-Minifig Guns
Flickr member, LEGO enthusiast and Bionicle pilot Nick Brick made life-size scale models of some of the weapons in the hit FPS Titanfall. Nick made the EVA-8 Shotgun, the Smart Pistol MK5 and the R-101C Carbine.

2D Desktop Interface Embedded in Virtual Reality: VVNC

2D Desktop Interface Embedded in Virtual Reality: VVNC
Just because virtual reality displays let us interact with 3D interfaces doesn’t mean there isn’t room for the ol’ two-dimensional view inside of them. Oliver Kreylos, a developer who’s been working with 3D software for nearly 30 years, recently demonstrated a Virtual Network Computing (VNC) client that sends a 2D feed of a desktop computer to a 3D virtual reality environment.

Tron Light Cycle VR Game: Enter the Grid

Tron Light Cycle VR Game: Enter the Grid
We can’t enter the digital world like the Flynns did just yet, but thanks to the Oculus Rift, you may be able to experience what it’s like to duke it out in a light cycle. Custom video game machine maker Luis Sobral aka The Arcade Man made an arcade game featuring Tron’s famous vehicles based on the virtual reality headset.

PocketPrinter Robot: Reamba

PocketPrinter Robot: Reamba
Portable printers are nothing new, but they’re usually as wide as A4 sheets. Because obviously they have to accommodate paper right? ZUta Labs looked at the problem differently. The most important part of a printer is the part that prints, i.e.

Guy Dresses up as Spider-man to Get Votes

Guy Dresses up as Spider-man to Get Votes
If you are a politician, it isn’t easy to get votes these days. Everyone knows politicians are crooks. And if you aren’t, no one trusts you because of the other bad apples. I suppose you need to do whatever you can to get attention, like this guy who dresses up as Spider-Man.

The Walking Dead Beach Towel Is Perfect for Vacations on Dead Island

The Walking Dead Beach Towel Is Perfect for Vacations on Dead Island
The winter was long and cold in many parts of the country, but thankfully it’s almost over for most of us. If you are gearing up to hit the pool, lake, or beach sometime soon you may need a new towel to take with you.

Chocolate Zombie Bunny: Happy Bloody Easter!

Chocolate Zombie Bunny: Happy Bloody Easter!
If I am being honest, I can’t see a bunny without thinking: “There’s the beast!” “What, behind the rabbit?” “No, IT IS the rabbit!” Monty Python and the Holy Grail if you didn’t know. With Easter coming soon, you may be looking for some cool candy and gifts to give the geeks on your list.

French Artist Is Living Inside a Bear for 13 Days, Grins, Bears It

French Artist Is Living Inside a Bear for 13 Days, Grins, Bears It
Performance artists. What won’t they do for attention? One guy, French artist Abraham Poincheval, is spending 13 days inside a taxidermy bear. That’s right. He is camping out inside of a dead bear.

Behold the Ultimate Dalek

Behold the Ultimate Dalek
Daleks are pretty ominous creatures to begin with, but this cool ultimate Dalek design is kinda terrifying. To be honest, I’m not sure that the Doctor can take on this thing, let alone an army of them.
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